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Outbound Chinese medical tourism - a USD10 billion market

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Chinese citizens are leaving their homes in search of the best care available, or care that they desperately need. Some 483,000 people travelled outbound from China for healthcare in 2015. These medical travellers spent USD6.3 billion on treatment and a further USD3.4 billion on travel and accommodation.

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The most exciting region in Asia for pharma and medical devices

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27-Feb-17 With an economic potential still largely untapped, the Greater Mekong Region should be front and center in the plans of any pharma, medical device or biotech organization looking to expand in Asia. Among the volatile and unpredictable emerging markets throughout Asia, Vietnam and Myanmar have shown strong growth in their economies and appetite for pharma and medical devices. [image: Life Science Leader]

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Demand for designer vaginas fastest-growing in Malaysia

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26-Feb-17 Demand for designer vagina procedures in Malaysia has skyrocketed in comparison to other plastic surgery treatments. Explaining the 200 percent increase in interest for laser vaginal rejuvenation, a report highlighted the relatively fuss-free nature of the treatment. Liposuction attracted the greatest interest in 2016, while eyelid surgery and procedures to shift body fat were also in the top three list. [image: The Malaymail Online / WhatClinic.com]

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68% urban Indians don't practice preventive healthcare

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25-Feb-17 As many as 68% of urban Indians do not practice preventive healthcare at an early stage, when they do not suffer from lifestyle disorders, a new study has found. The survey also found that 61% of people have acknowledged facing some health issue, with joint pains (27%), low immunity (19%) and obesity (12%) being top. [image: Business Standard]

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Siemens Healthineers, BUPA Chile team up

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24-Feb-17 BUPA Chile has entered into a cooperation agreement worth EUR8 mn with Siemens Healthineers in order to make advances in diagnostics in its business units, specifically in IntegraMédica medical centers, Clínica Bupa Santiago and its regional clinics. Siemens Healthineers will supply six MRIs, three CT scanners, one angiography system, 12 ultrasound units, several X-ray systems, and customised training. [image: The Register]

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